Looking for fun your whole family can enjoy this Memorial Day weekend? Then look no further than the city of Blue Ridge in the North Georgia Mountains. During this upcoming holiday weekend, everyone can enjoy the many outdoor activities of this beautiful area and attend one of the premiere festivals in the Southeast: Arts in the Park. This annual festival is celebrating its 32nd year and is expected to draw 20,000 people to this area on May 24th and 25th. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Arts in the Park is (as you may have already guessed) held in Blue Ridge City Park, located in downtown. Artists from all over the Southeast come to display their work in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, pottery, glass, basketry, and folk art. Here you can watch the seasoned pros give demonstrations or see budding artists in action at the children's art activities. And, as with any good southern festival, there's always plenty of great food.
Since the festival hours are 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy both the festival and other activities in Blue Ridge. You might want to spend some time in the outdoors, hiking one of the many USFS trails or boating on Lake Blue Ridge. One unique activity that many visitors enjoy is riding the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, a train ride from downtown Blue Ridge to Copperhill, TN along the beautiful Toccoa River.
Truly, Memorial Day in Blue Ridge captures the essence of life in this unique city-a town with many cultural and family events plus endless opportunities to explore the natural splendor of this area. Should you find yourself not wanting to leave or eager to return, you might want to consider the many real estate options here in Blue Ridge. There's nothing like having a mountain retreat here all your own. Please visit our site at www.RealEstateGaMtns.com.